French Onion Salisbury Steak

French Onion Salisbury Steak is a deliciously hearty meal that’s easy enough for weeknights. Serve over mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort meal.

French Onion Salisbury Steak is a deliciously hearty meal that's easy enough for weeknights. Serve over mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort meal.

French Onion Salisbury Steak

Friends, one of our favorite blogger events has rolled around again…FREAKY FRIDAY! We’ve been participating in this fun blogger recipe swap for the past couple of years and always look forward to the next round.


If you’ve missed previous Freaky Friday events, in a nutshell, you are secretly assigned another participating bloggers website. From their site, you choose to make one of their recipes for your site. Then the big reveal happens for all participants the morning of…you guessed it FREAKY FRIDAY! The blog that I was assigned this round: Platter Talk-Food, Wine, Friends. 

I’ve been in blogging circles with Dan of Platter Talk for quite a few years now and know many of his recipes by sight. Let me tell you a little about Platter Talk if this is a new blog for you. Platter Talk is run by Dan & Scott…together they have 6 boys (yes 6) and they love to cook!

I see pictures on Facebook frequently of their boys following in their footsteps and tackling kitchen prep and cooking! Dan & Scott enjoy time at their picturesque cabin and are always cooking up something delicious. You simply must follow them!

French Onion Salisbury Steak is a deliciously hearty meal that's easy enough for weeknights. Serve over mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort meal.

As I perused their extensive portfolio of recipes I stumbled on quite a few that I knew my family would enjoy. The Sky-High Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes are oh so tempting. I also knew my family would dig into their Taco Beef Noodle Casserole, no doubt about it.

Ultimately though I went with comfort food: French Onion Salisbury Steak! The Platter Talk version is served with Cheesy Garlic Toast which sounds amazing. I opted to use mashed potatoes only because I have some of the fussiest kids on the planet…end of story.

French Onion Salisbury Steak is a deliciously hearty meal that's easy enough for weeknights. Serve over mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort meal.

This dish did not disappoint! Quite honestly I love a good one pan meal that the whole family will love. The sauce was flavorful, the meat tender, the onions…the whole dish was tasty, tasty, tasty!

Simple enough for weeknights, the recipe delivers big flavors with minimal prep! I was in and out of the kitchen and enjoying dinner in no-time. You’ll love the recipe, thanks, Dan & Scott for a new family favorite! 🙂

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French Onion Salisbury Steak

Yield: 4 servings

French Onion Salisbury Steak


  • 1.25 lbs ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced parsley
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • ½ t black pepper
  • 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 T garlic, minced
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ t kosher salt
  • ½ t dried Thyme
  • For Garnish:
  • 2 T minced fresh parsley
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Combine ground sirloin, parsley, salt & pepper. Divide evenly into 4 equal portions and shape each into ¾–1"-thick oval patties.
  2. In shallow dish place 2 T all-purpose flour; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 t flour.
  3. Heat 1 T oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from pan & set aside.
  5. Add sliced onions and sugar to pan; saute approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute approximately 1 minute, or until paste begins to brown. Sprinkle onions with reserved flour; cook 1 additional minute.
  7. Stir in broth and wine, then add the salt and Thyme. Return patties to pan and bring liquid to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. Sauce will slightly thicken.
  9. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan

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  1. Oh wow!!! This looks super amazing!! This is one of my favorite dishes!!!!!!! Great job!!

  2. This looks fabulous! A perfect family meal with all those great mashed potatoes and wonderful onions! Yum!

  3. I agree that Dan and Scott put up some amazing food, and you sure couldn’t have disappointed them with the way your recipe turned out. I’m just literally drooling!

  4. That onion gravy is perfection!!!! I love this really fun and delicious looking twist on a classic.

  5. We love your rendition of this recipe and we are so grateful that you chose this particular meal that we found in Cuisine at Home magazine. Mashed potatoes are a perfect compliment to this dish and our only regret is that we were not there to enjoy with you! Thanks once again for such a beautifully done dinner!

  6. I have been meaning to try making Salisbury Steak forever. My oldest son loves it and he is home from college for the summer, so it’s perfect timing to try it now!

  7. I love salisbury steak and the French onion twist sounds amazing!

  8. I love salisbury steak and the french onion just puts it over the top! YUM.

  9. This meal just makes me drool! Fabulous comfort food and something the whole family will love. I made this a couple months back and forgot how yummy it is. I need to make it again!!

  10. I love salisbury steak! This is one of the few things that I ate at the school cafeteria I liked it so much. That was also when they used to cook food and not just heat it up from frozen. This is the ultimate comfort food and can’t wait to try your recipe!

  11. This is going on the menu!! Looks so drool worthy!!

  12. Salisbury steak is my hubby’s FAVORITE meal so I have to make him this!!! Looks INCREDIBLE!

  13. Two of my favorites in one place! and over mashed potatoes? it’s a trifecta of goodness!


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